Religious clerics call ror reopening of girls’ schools

KABUL (TOLOnews): Some religious clerics in Parwan province asked the Islamic Emirate to reopen schools for girls above the sixth grade.
These religious clerics stressed the need for modern science education in addition to religious instruction during the opening ceremony of a religious school.
“We ask the Islamic Emirate government to let girls get an education in accordance with Sharia law,” said Nasrullah Urfan, a religious cleric.
“As a citizen, I ask the Islamic Emirate to open schools across Afghanistan,” said Ehsan, a religious cleric.
Meanwhile, the head of the education department of Parwan said that after the Islamic Emirate came to power they built 47 religious schools in Parwan.
“Following the arrival of the Islamic Emirate, we created 47 new madrassas, which are rural madrasahs,” said Mohammad Hassan Haqqani, director of Parwan’s education department.
In the meantime, a woman in Parwan spent close to $30,000 to build a madrassa (religious school) that can house at least 1,000 male and female students simultaneously.
“$30,000 has been spent, and it can house about 1,000 male and female students in three shifts,” said Abdul Kabir Danish, another resident of Parwan. There were 63 religious schools in Parwan province during the previous government.